Living on Thanks: The Blessing of a Grateful Heart

As recently as 10 years ago, Thanksgiving Day was a time for gathering around the table with family and friends and thanking God for all that He willed for us in the past year. After dinner, we’d curl up together in the living room with the Christmas ads and start making up our gift lists.

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How to Remain Firm, Faithful & Free This Thanksgiving

As we enter the holiday season, when the culture wars become especially obvious, yesterday’s homily by Pope Francis, about why we must resist those who want to impose a “new way” of life on us that relegates God to the sidelines, becomes particularly timely.

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Heroic Teen Chooses Life

Hannah Mongie (YouTube)

Just two months after graduating high school, 19 year-old Hannah Mongie discovered she was pregnant. Both she and the baby’s father were ecstatic and planned to stay together through the birth of the child to see if they could make it work – until tragedy struck and Hannah’s world was turned upside down.

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Advent is Made for Women! A Women of Grace Reflection

Thanks to the hard work of Women of Grace and the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, dozens of women were able to enjoy an afternoon of reflection on the meaning of Advent.

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Pro-Lifers Stand Trial in Virginia Today

Six members of the pro-life community, including two priests, who were participating in the Red Rose Rescue campaign of September 15, will stand trial today in Virginia for refusing to leave abortion clinics where they attempted to speak with women scheduled for abortions.

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“Impeached” Pro-Life Student Refuses to Back Down

Katie Ascough (YouTube)

A 20 year-old student at the University College Dublin (UCD) who was impeached from her position as student union president because of her pro-life views says she’ll never lose her passion for defending life.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the First World Day of the Poor

In order to keep the merciful spirit of the Jubilee Year of Mercy alive, Pope Francis declared the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time to be known from here on as the World Day of the Poor, which makes this Sunday the inaugural year for this new Church initiative.

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